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have been evacuated or told to stay inside, 50 people have stayed there. one of the 800 men and women that normally work at the fukushima diemi plant 50 are still on site keeping to keep the problem from getting worst. after the earthquake and the tsunami and the leaks and the radiation levels, they are still there. it goes without saying that these people are risking their lives. this is now the second worst nuclear accident in history. and despite every assurance there is no danger here in the united states, fear is driving some to the pharmacy and internet. simon perez is in berkeley now where iodine pills and anything like them are in short supply. simon? >> dana, you are exactly right. the fear is there. people are worried whether it is justified or not that some of that radioactive material will make it all the way across the pacific ocean and hand --
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land here on our shores in california. as you said people are buying anything they can to try to protect themselves. >> people are terrified, that's what i think, including myself. >> reporter: and that fear has led to this, empty shelves at pharmacies and grocery stores across the bay area of iodine- related product. >> people have gone to all stores looking for it and can't find it. other stores are calling us to see if we have it. we are completely out. >> reporter: potassium iodine helps protect the thyroid gland from a certain type of exposure. even though they say the risk in the united states is low. >> there is no need for concern. >> reporter: the run is on. >> people have been coming in all day and calling. i don't think in the time i have worked here that this is sought after. >> reporter: the demand has shot up on the internet. usually the pills cost about $1. the current price has skyrocketed to about $10 each.
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>> it shows we have no control over anything really. >> it is not just the pills that have run out. this herb has iodine in it. all gone. if you are really desperate there are alternatives that are still available, including this powdered kelp or dried kelp. >> just as my wife and i have a modest store of dried foods and water and, you know, know where our medicines are, i also that i that under present circumstances it is a good idea to be able to have some potassium iodine on hand. >> it is worth repeating experts from the federal government to the state government to local air quality districts are saying that they don't think any of that radioactive material will make it here to california. but, dana, as you can see people are inning at thatting matters into their own hands. it is some sense of control is what i think it is so they are trying to buy those pills. >> simon perez, thank you very
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much. the one place in the world that does actually need the pills is japan. in fact the government is asking the u.s. to send shipments. just as california public health experts are urging the public not to go out and buy these pills. and dr. kim can explain they are not exactly without risk, are they? >> i think that's the best way to describe it, allen. with any medication, you need to weigh the risks and the benefit. potassium iodine is supplied for use in a nuclear emergency but it does not protect against all forms of radiation. and it does not protect your entire body. and it can do some harm. another explosion and a fire at a nuclear plant dramatically raises stakes of the a nuclear catastrophe in japan. with growing concern they are handing out potassium iodine tablets. they protect against one type of radiation, iodine 181 that is the most dangerous to one organ in the body.
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>> the thyroid is unique in taking up radiation. >> reporter: it swamps it so there is no room for the radioactive variety. the risk of radioactive iodine to the thyroid was discovered during the atomic tests in the 50s. shifting winds blew the radioactive fall-out over tiny populated island. within 20 years, most of the adults and nearly all of the children, developed thyroid disease or thyroid cancer. the real test came from the chernobyl crisis where a nuclear reactor exploded spraying iodine 131 ore a vast area. they handed out potassium iodine but found kids not adult were most sensitive to the potassium iodine. >> the one major lesson learned from chernobyl was how iodine 131 can cause cancer in children. >> with this nuclear disaster brewing in japan some believe
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stocking up on iodine pills is crucial. >> it is important to me because of the risk of iodine 131 radiation drifting across the pacific. >> taking these pills may be harmful for some people because of the high levels of iodine in the medicine. you should not take it if you are allergic to iodine, if you have certain skin dust orders and if you have thyroid disease you need to talk to your doctor first. >> in japan the nuclear plants include radioactive plutonium and these pills will not protect you against that. people over 40 have the lowest chance of developing thyroid problems when exposed to radioactive iodine. and yet the greatest risk of developing an allergic reaction to the medication. >> taking too much potassium iodine? >> could also be a problem, yeah. you don't want to take too much. so right now don't take it until anybody says they need to take it. they need it in japan. >> they do, indeed, kim, thank you. thank you. >> we are still discovering
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just how much the economic reaches from the disaster zone. mark sayre is in san jose with a look now at the after-shocks on the road. mark. >> reporter: well, dana, between them the leading japanese automakers represent a little over half of all new auto sales here in california. but experts warn there could be some shortages in the months ahead. if there is one person who may be the first to feel a shortage of japanese vehicles, it is dennis upcraft. every week he picks up new cars at the port of long beach and delivers them to dealers throughout the west. they are basically shutting down a plant there in japan. and we are going to be tough out of luck. >> reporter: today upcraft is delivering a supply of nissans, including the popular all electric leaf to four different dealerships in the bay area. upcraft says he is nervously watching the impact of the earthquake in japan. >> well, after seeing what happened on the t.v. and actually seeing the cars that i delivered get ruined, and talking with the people at the port, they are talking
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about two to three months we don't have anything to deliver. >> toyota is the biggest player in the california automobile market, accounting for nearly 23 percent of all new auto sales, according to the california new car dealers association, the bay area is the top market for sales of the hybrid prius, outside of japan itself. >> for instance, the prius is 100% made over in japan. even if you had a 30 or 40 day of supplies of those with gasoline prices the way they are, there is going to be a real run on certain models. >> reporter: toyota has announced the suspension of all manufacturing in japan through at least tomorrow. honda, which accounts for about 13% of all california new vehicle sales is suspending operations through march 20th. nissan is taking similar steps. and while many major manufacturing plants escape damage, there is a new concern about the power to run them. >> you have to understand that most of these factories are run with robotics that are very
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energy-hungry machines. >> reporter: peter is a loyal hundred die but he is less worried about his car than the well-being of the japanese. >> i am very understanding and i am pathetic. >> and for dennis upcraft he can worry and hope. >> we are all worried about our jobs. i don't want to be sitting at home. >> experts are paying close attention to the parts. even if those big manufacturing plants can operate if they have trouble getting key parts, parts for the vehicles, say, or some computer hardware that might be needed, just one little part can stop an entire assembly line, dennis -- dana. many things to watch out. nobody has firm answers but there could be some impact down the road in california. >> mark sayre, thank you. >> there are ways to help the victims of the quake and tsunami in japan. go to our website and click on the agencies that are
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coordinating emergency relief. >> the incident that shock waves of fear for all of us. >> a heinous crime in santa cruz. and now three years later, the new technology that has finally produced an arrest. the state budget crisis is creating a lot of pain. but it is not all being shared equally. i'm ann in oakland, we will show you one school where nearly the entire faculty could be wiped out. >> and what will it be like to drive the golden gate bridge several years from now? you don't have to wait. how you can see it now. rain has been falling all day long in the northern portion of the bay area. and it is now beginning to spill into the eastern portion as well. the effect this is having on one particular commute as eyewitness continues right here on cbs 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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last nig . san francisco police are looking for the gunman who shot five people in the mission district last night. this happened at the bar just after 11:00. witnesses say two men across the street opened fire as people were leaving the bar. one man's injuries are considering life threatening. at least one other business and several parked cars were also hit by bullets. but so far no arrest. in santa cruz an arrest in a three-year-old cold case. a breakthrough in dna technology led them to a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a coffee shop barrista. how scientists found the suspect through his family. >> reporter: 21-year-old elvis garcia was arrested for rape, robbery and false imprisonment after a three year investigation. an investigation that used a breakthrough technology calledfamily dna to first identify a close relative and then him. >> i am thrilled by what we are doing. you know, it highlights for me who we are as californians,
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frankly. >> where, you know, we are the place that has cultivated the science. >> reporter: state attorney general kamala harris stood with santa cruz police to announce the arrest of the assault that happened at the coffee house. it happened at 6 a.m. as the victim was opened the store for the day. police say the suspect confronted the victim, threatened her with a knife and then sexually assaulted her. took her to a walk-in fridge and locked her inside to make his escape. >> this incident sent shock waves of fear through all of us and ripped a giant hole through the fabric of our community. >> reporter: police gathered the evidence, including dna samples and the victim helped the police provide a sketch. but dna tests came up empty and the case went cold because the then 18-year-old suspect had a clean record. >> this particular individual didn't have any criminal history that would provide us with that match in the dna database. and there are qualifing essentials that land a convicted fell on into the
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database. and he didn't have any of that. so we would not have come across this person if not for the family dna. >> reporter: it is compared to the dna of convicted offenders to see if close matches exist that could indicate a father/son or brother/brother relationship. in this case the state crime lab did find a match late last year. after further investigation, they arrested garcia at his manufacturing job last friday. neighbors are relieved. >> this is nice to think he is behind bars and can't hurt anybody any more. >> garcia will be arraigned later this month and if convicted on all accounts he could spend 80 to life in prison. len ramirez, cbs 5. teachers are protesting layoffs all around the stated to -- stated to. districts are handing out thousands of preliminary notices as they prepare for the worst case budget scenario. this was the scene in oakland where 657 teachers received
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pink slips. that number represents every teacher hired since 2005. now depending what happens with the state budget, districts will decide by may 15th how many of those teachers will lose their jobs. ann is at one oakland school where nearly all of the faculty got pink slips today. ann. >> reporter: and dana, children many times define consistency in their lives by going to school. but for the children in this neighborhood that attend school that could be turned upside down this year. their principal and 16 of the 17 teachers have been pink slipped. >> we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. >> reporter: each morning they recite the vision statement at this school and put that pledge to work. >> the in verse of division is multiplication. >> reporter: when the school opened in 2007, only a quarter of the students were proficient in math. that's more than doubled in four years. back then, 12% of the students were proficient in english. that's almost tripled, despite
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their discusses, this school could cease to exist as it is. >> if you lose all 16, what happens to your school? >> our school is devastated. it is destroyed. it doesn't exist in the form that it was created in, in the form that a group of parents and teachers designed it to be. >> it is hard to do work this hard and love it this much and then be laid off as a name and a date on a piece of paper in someone's office. but to get that, i mean, i cried. >> reporter: the school was founded with hand-picked teacher understand, most of them new to the district. with state law dictating that those with less seniority get laid off first lay-offs hit this school dissproportionly. >> the more experienced teachers often prefer to teach in more affluent places. >> he was eager to show he had earned a reading award. he started the year reading 20 words a minute and now reads 109 a minute. >> it is something that i really work on every day, even
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if i'm sick, i am still doing my work. >> reporter: who gets credit for that? >> oh, i think it's a team effort, first of all. i mean, it's parents and the students themselves. but more than anyone else, it's the teachers. >> good job. >> reporter: they are not giving up. they will work to get governor brown's tax extension proposal on the ballot and passed. and are considering a lawsuit similar to one successful in la that proves layoffs based on seniority hit under-served communities the hardest. the school is supposed to move out of portables and in a this new building next fall. they hope they will all get there. in the meantime, they turn to their vision statement for inspiration. >> we know that even when we face challenges we will achieve. and that last part, even when we face challenges we will achieve, isn't meaningful not just for kids but meaningful for adults especially in this school. >> reporter: one of the teachers i spoke to said she wishes they were based on performance, academic success, maybe the value to the community. she is pretty confident that if those were the factors, the school wouldn't have been
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touched. in oakland, cbs 5. >> all right. let's check in with roberta to see what kind of a stormy night we have got. >> what a day it's been a stormy day north of the golden gate bridge. everywhere everybody has been saying what rain? let's head outside to the live cbs 5 weather camera. it does paint the picture in san jose of a very stormy evening. it is not raining there yet but the winds are blowing up to 22 miles per hour. today in san jose it is 70. it is currently 64 degrees. and yes, you have rain moving in your direction as well. it is our live high definition doppler radar picking up the heaviest precipitation north of the golden gate bridge. here you have it, the green on the screen is light to moderate rain. the areas of yellow is a downpour that's now occurring just to the north and to the west of walnut creek. and all of this is gradually sliding to the south. meanwhile, around the city of san francisco, we have seen a little bit of a break in the activity around fisherman's wharf. there you have four points. there you have baker's beach
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where we have some pretty light to moderate rain falling. upstream is where the heaviest rain has been accumulating all day. some of the totals, in fact. check out petaluma approaching an inch and a half. sonoma bypassed that. larkspur with an inch and a half has changed because this is live data. if you are out and about this evening you will need that umbrella with the rain continuing at least up until the late evening hours. this is an area of low pressure very slow moving. in fact it pretty much stalled over the north bay which means it will hang out a little bit longer. tomorrow morning's commute some hit and miss scattered rain showers. mostly cloudy skies. maybe a little break here and there. but for the most part you will need that umbrella. at least for the next several days. number-wise pretty much in the 60s across the board. up into the 40s and the 50s and tonight's lows.
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. san francisco's doyle drive overhaul is years away from completion. but tonight you can go ahead and drive it. mike sugarman took the virtual doyle drive for a spin. mike? >> reporter: dana, you wouldn't want to do it for real. that's it up there the doyle drive parkway the off ramp and on ramp to the golden gate bridge in san francisco. it is being fixed for seismic reasons. but as you say don't drive it for real but drive it virtually. >> smile. >> reporter: it was a milestone day for the doyle drive project
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and workers were glad a visitor was around to commemorate the occasion. >> we have actually completed the excavation of the first of our four tunnels on the project. this is the southbound battery tunnel. >> reporter: the $1 billion project is said to be on budget and on schedule for its anticipated 2014 opening. and how will it look? you can see it on paper. that's old school. a 3d model is better. but nothing like engineer lee sage of san francisco's transportation authority is used to. >> no. this is new for us. >> reporter: it is new for anybody. san francisco based autodisk software has built a state-of- the-art 3d computer program that is being called the first of its kind. >> simulators like this would typically cost $3 million to $4 million. you know it has now gotten down to, you know, $100,000. >> reporter: hollywood uses auto disk software.
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now engineers can. to see the project like never before virtually. >> in this case, we have actually applied the technology of 3d modelling during the design process to actually help with the design of the project itself. >> reporter: it cost auto desk $150,000 to make and it didn't charge call transmission. it was built to show what the software can do, how it can be used and hopefully attract other customers. >> marin county, here we come. every afternoon at the auto disk the simulator is open to the public. it is very realistic so don't go too fast. they do not provide virtual insurance. later this year, the doyle drive project or the road going to the bridge will be closed for three days. and that will upset a lot of people. not just virtually, but really.
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in san francisco, mike sugarman, cbs 5. he is driving on a virtually suspended license now. >> all right. you have heard all about it, but exactly how will the all electronic tolls work on the golden gate bridge? ken bastida with tonight's good question. [ music ] >> reporter: this will be a rare sight come november 2012. a car stopping to pay a toll taker on the golden gate bridge. >> there is certainly a lot of changes going to all electronic toll booths. it will be different. the toll booths will be like a ghost town. >> reporter: they have introduced a proposal to eliminate the toll takers saving more than $16 million over the next ten years. 66% of the drivers are already on fast-track. more are expected to convert. but what about the rest? >> specifically for the rail car companies, for example, in the bay area all of the rental car license plates are logged in with a fast-track. >> reporter: bridge spokeswoman
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mary currie says tourists will pay their tolls up front when they rent their cars. those driving without of state will be able to pay at a kiosk or online or be billed at home. because everybody and their plates will be photographed. >> if you have a toll violation then don't respond to those you will end up at the counter having to write a very big check. >> it is not all about money. currie says the electronic toll system will speed up the commute, especially on weekends when more people pay in cash. go to and click on connect to send me your good questions. the problems just keeping mounting. the latest cause for concern at japan's troubled nuclear plant. >> and the growing effect on the economy around the world. >> do you have earthquake insurance? how it could help you rebuild in the event of a disaster and why now may be the time to buy. >> there is over 500 million people on facebook now.
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est hit areas follow . the number of deaths has risen dramatically in japan as rescue workers continue to search in the hardest hit areas following friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. meantime, another explosion and fire at a nuclear power plant continues to raise fears of radiation exposure. samantha hayes with the latest. >> reporter: another fire was discovered wednesday morning at the nuclear power plant. inside the building of reactor four. the same reactor where spent fuel rods caught fire early tuesday. the fires are the latest hazards at the plant which continues to cause fears of a nuclear crisis. more than 200,000 people within a 20 kilometre radius of the plant have been evacuated. some experts say the situation is dire. >> what i get out of this is that this situation is not under control. and that they are taking what i would be considering to be desperate measures to get control. >> reporter: the compromised nuclear facility has already raised concerns about the
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safety of plants in the u.s. an issue addressed in washington by energy secretary stephen chu. >> the administration is committed to learning from japan's experience as we work to continue and strengthen america's nuclear industry. >> reporter: meanwhile a rescue where they pulled a man out of a collapsed building 96 hours after the earthquake hit. and american workers worked for others who may have survived. >> if you can hear me knock three times. >> reporter: however, many more victims have been found dead. the death toll from thursday's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami has risen to more than 3300. in washington, i'm samantha hayes. the crisis in japan again shook the financial markets worldwide today. alexis christofers on which industries are taking the biggest hit. >> reporter: the arrows are pointing lower on wall street as the stock market watches
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japan grapple with a nuclear crisis. the dow dropped triple digits while investors monitor the headlines about radiation leaks from japan's crippled power plants. but while they are worried, traders say they are not in panic mode. >> overall not enough to decimate this market or to undermine the recovery that we are experiencing at the moment. >> reporter: japan suffered a much bigger drop. the stock market tumbled for two days in a row. power outages from the earthquake and the tsunami have put japanese factories out of business and damage to the roads makes it impossible to move products. sony and honda have stopped production. and toyota says it will stay closed at least through wednesday. its prius is only made in japan, raising concerns about shortages of the popular hybrid. some of wall street's biggest losers are the industries that do the most business with japan, like technology companies which use japanese components. and general electric which designs nuclear reactors.
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upscale brands also took a hit. luxury retailers depend on japanese boys and investors worry that marketplace will simply dry up. so perhaps only in the short run. >> one would suspect if they are going to be up and on their feet as quickly as anybody possibly could. >> reporter: along with much of the world, wall street's biggest concern is a nuclear meltdown. alexis christofers, cbs news, wall street. well, some good news out of the japanese markets at this hour. shares are rebounding sharply after the nikei shed nearly 16% since the tsunami. trading gets underway on wednesday. how about earthquake insurance? only 12% of california homeowners have it. but according to the u.s. geological survey, only 90% of americans live in a potential earthquake zone. so is the insurance worth it? on the consumer watch, julie watts explains how advocates are now suggesting it.
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>> reporter: it was right after loma prieta that nathan decided to buy earthquake insurance. >> it is a frightening experience. you hope to be never able to use it, of course. but it's there, it's insurance. >> reporter: and with his home just two miles from the hayward fault having coverage seemed like a necessity until he took a closer look at his deductible. >> it was a $35,000 deductible which was outrageous. >> reporter: so he dropped his insurance and instead retrofitted his home for less than $20,000. >> the damage can be reduced substantially by having a house retrofitted. >> reporter: like in contractor dave forward doesn't believe in earthquake insurance. retrofitting is better because you would have to had extensive damage to collect on the insurance. >> the reality is if you have equity in your home, especially, and if you live even remotely close to an earthquake fault, its a good time to go back and look for
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earthquake insurance coverage if you don't have it. >> reporter: the executive director of consumer watchdog explain rates continue to decrease even as the risk of a major quake increases. according to the california earthquake authority, as the science of earthquakes and structural engineering improves, so does their understanding of risk. and based on that, they are reducing the premiums. >> right now only about 12% of californians actually have earthquake coverage. if the disaster strikes and you have coverage, your home will be the first rebuilt. >> reporter: he points out in a major earthquake those without insurance will have to wait for government assistance or qualify for a loan to rebuild. something nathan hopes won't be an issue for his retrofitted home because. >> i know we are going to have an earthquake. >> reporter: now, there are many exclusions in earthquake policies like driveways, pools, et cetera. and the deductible is typically 10 to 15 percent of the cost to rebuild the actual structure. on the consumer watch, julie
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watts, cbs 5. >> tonight pg&e is missing critical safety documents. they have until 5:00 tonight to prove that their gas pressure levels are safe. but they couldn't find 8% of the required documents. it did turn the rest of the information over. without all of the information the energy regulate 0 tores could require pg&e to test for leaks. and that is an expensive process customers could end up having to foot the bill. well, it is no secret the media are changing and so is advertising. >> you have to think outside the box to bring the customers in at this time. >> the upside it's cheap but does it work? give the sales pitch via social network another look. and closing a chapter from the 20th century. the united states honors the last great warrior. >> the as get great news on their all star closer. i'm dennis o'donnell. and this is a hidden gem in
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is was the scene . apple's newest tablet the ipad 2 went on sale friday and stores can't keep it in stock. this was the scene this morning at the apple store in san francisco. all of these people had heard that there was a new shipment. bun ten minutes of opening, the store was sold out. estimates of sales since friday range from half a mile to one million. >> well, as we saw in egypt, we know it can start a revolution but can social media sell? pepsi thought so. in 2010 for the first time in 23 years it skipped advertising during the superbowl. this year ford did the same thing. tonight we give social media another look. you didn't see anything built ford tough during superbowl 45. ford said why spend $3 million on a 30-second ad, even if 111 million people are watching.
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when youtube, facebook and twitter are basically free to hundreds of millions of more people. >> there is over 500 million people on facebook now. so that's a big part of your target audience. 50% of the people that use social media sites go back to those sites every single day. >> so ford knows the money is better spent engaging with an online audience. >> he heads up boot camp for social media for ceos. it admittedly do come with his company's sales pitch at the end. >> to develop a good campaign, a strategic campaign to really cultivate a sense of community and strangers into friends and trainingers into customers and customers into evangelists you really have to work it. >> reporter: translate' gang list into word of -- translate, evangelist into word of mouth advertising. >> you have to build to get the customers. >> reporter: to put it another way, think outside the lots. bay area car salesman isn't
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waiting for customers to come to him. he is tweeting to them. >> customers are changing. it is new times for the auto industry. so you have to go more into what's in the trends all types of social media. >> what i want you to do is just exchange contact information and see how that feels. >> it may be hard for traditional media outlets to feel but john larson doesn't feel you can just take a t.v. commercial on slap it on the internet. >> those are a monologue. that's what you know interruption advertising, if you will. and if you treated people in a kpix tail party -- cocktail party the way that we message our advertisers you wouldn't get anywhere. >> he doesn't know how the media translates to sells but knows his company is better off with it than without it. >> reporter: what do you think happens if you don't do it? >> well, we are not going to be in the market, that's it. >> reporter: here is another market. according to the washington post just before warner brothers fired charlie sheen from his cbs t.v. show, sheen tweeted he wanted to hire an intern. that was also an ad, a paid for
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was buried at arlington national cemetery today. frank buckles died . the last american veteran of world war i was buried in arlington national cemetery today. frank buckles died last month at the age of 110. joel brown has the old soldier's remarkable story. >> a soldier was laid to rest with full military honors and his own unique military rank. the last american veteran of world war i. passing away at 110 last month, frank buckle's story was legend. in 1917 he was too young to enlist but determined to serve, the 16-year-old finally convinced an army recruiter he
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was 18. >> i didn't lie. nobody called me a liar. [ laughter ] >> reporter: after serving honourably in the first world war, buckles sacrificed again in the second. over 20 years later, buckles, then a civilian contractor in the philippines, was taken hostage by the japanese. >> three years and two months in a japanese prison camp. >> reporter: buckles' daughter had requested a public viewing in the capitol rotunda an honor for u.s. presidents and congress denied the request. the public was invited to the theater here in arlington to pay their last respects. president obama was among the many there. >> well, i tried it when i was 16, but they wouldn't take me. >> reporter: outside the capitol, flags flew at half staff. and at arlington family members gathered to honor frank buckles
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one last time. (gunfire). >> reporter: a tribute shared by a grateful nation. joel brown, cbs news, arlington national cemetery. [ music ] wow. world war i. >> that is an amazing story. 110-year-old. >> amazing. >> all right, young lady, we've got some rain and it is pouring out there. >> it is pouring but it depends on where you are. other areas have said what are you talking about? not a bad day at all. at gillroy topped out at 71 degrees. >> really? >> that's why we call it micro- climates. this is our live cbs weather camera looking out there and we do have raindrops on the camera lens. because the ceiling has been lowering we do have delays over one hour at sfo. this is live high definition doppler radar. when you see the green on the screen you obviously need an umbrella. areas of yellow is where a heavy downpour is occurring
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right now from berkeley traversing towards highway 113 in the observing owing area -- he can he can area. -- oakland and the rain is concentrating north of the golden gate bridge all day long. speck wills and areas of yellow on the screen still. santa rosa officially until 5:00 has picked up nearly a full inch of rain. other notable numbers again in the double digits here, less than 15/100ths in san raphael. this is up until 5:00. we have seen a lot of rain since then. but barely anything to a trace in san jose. it is a wet evening until we see the area of low pressure slide to the south and move out of the bay area. and with the cloud cover numbers into the 40s and into the 50s, this is the recent system. now, behind it here, we have a series of small impulses that will continue to rotate around the center, the core of the area of low pressure. so that's why we pretty much have to keep the weather
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pattern unsettled from tomorrow all the way through the weekend. this is how we are playing out your wednesday as you prepare for the morning commute, you will notice hit and miss scattered showers. but notice in the sky as well a few sunny breaks. so let's go with partly to mostly sunny skies. a random scattered shower for your wednesday. temperatures pretty much topping off in the upper 50s to the low 60s. not too far off the mark for this time of year. 59 in fremont. and low 60s at the delta. so we have unsettled conditions tomorrow. cloud cover with a slight chance of rain on thursday. rain event cooler temperatures friday. unsettled over the weekend. in fact, it looks like all the way through tuesday. but it didn't stop, allen from getting out and enjoying the bay area ridge trail. we thank you allen and keep all of the photos coming to us. what did you do today, dennis? >> i was going over some of the dramatic videos that we are about to bring our number one audience. it is being called the worst
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miss in soccer history. now you see it, now you don't, one of hockey's great disappearing acts up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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auto. if you remember seeing the video it was pretty scary when you think it was an elbow. >> that was the as problem for several years in fact. when i brought that up to billy bean in spring training what is it about the injuries? >> thanks a lot, dennis. >> like you are jinxing them. >> and it looks like i might have. but that huge sigh of relief you heard in phoenix came from the oakland as. two-time all star closer andrew bailey has been diagnosed with only a strained right forearm. now bailey left yesterday's spring training game in pain and wentto see a specialist in alabama. now, he will be cleared to resume throwing when he is pain- free. now, it was worsened because bailey had surgery on his pitching elbow twice in his career, most recently last september. that is blue throwing out the first pitch this afternoon. she can hit a golf ball a long way, by the way. derek barton, he likes you. he likes roberta gonzalez. a base hit. yeah, who doesn't. now, that came from dana king.
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cocoa crisp comes around. brett anderson allows three hits while striking out four. the best outing this spring. the as bullpen gives up six over the final two innings. the bullpen will be rock solid don't worry folks. as lose 6-1. the other split game lost 4-3 to the royals. if you want to play golf at a auto high-end private golf course and you don't have the money to join one, the first tee of gold -- oakland is your golden ticket to the exclusive greens at secoia country club. >> it has been a private golf course since its inception in 1913. almost 100 years later it is opening its doors to the general public for the first time for a very good cause. >> oh, my gosh it is an awsome course. it is just beautiful. >> we are going to offer this.
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>> every monday for a month any golf enthusiast can play this historic vein due. the club will donate $20 for each player that signs up to the first tee of oakland, a foundation that helps the city's underserved and at-risk youth learn life skills. it also gives them a safe place to learn how to play golf. >> it's a fun exchange telling folks more about what the first tee is about. we are a nationwide organization. oakland is a local chapter. so it's a great opportunity for us to say thank you to them. >> reporter: over $10,000 has been raised so far for the 150 kids enrolled in the oakland chapter. but the scope of the first tee program reaches kids all over the country, as even the likes of golf great tom watson and julie inkster have supported the organization throughout their years. >> there are a lot of young people that have never played to get involved with the game and to like it and to love it. >> because of the first tee i get to play, get better at
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playing golf. >> at least, you know, develop to help them with core values. as far as being responsible, you know, doing your homework, keeping them off the streets. >> reporter: last night in vancouver, keep an eye on minnesota's california clutterbock. one of the more physical players in the league. went from physical at to see you next fall. he must have seen it out of the corner of his eye and he understood up on the vancouver bench. >> hello. >> yeah. do you think they are going to help him there? watch one guy stick him right there. they stick him. anyway, no words of encouragement. watch him laugh it off. anyway, it should have been the easiest goal in history. he blew the easiest goal in the history. watch it one more time. okay. it gets away. there it is. and he hits wide. unbelievable. an incredible miss in a game that ended in a 2-2 tie. but his coach was able to laugh
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about it afterwards. so keep dreaming. the worst miss. >> i want to say something about the first tee. because if young kids haven't experienced or don't have or think they have the money to play golf, it has become a global program. and it is offered in san francisco. and it's offered in oakland. >> sure. >> and it is very affordable. in fact, it's free. so any kid that wants to get into golf and learn how to play, that's the way to go. >> that's awsome. >> yes, it is. >> it is likely not a sport that they think of first in terms of something that they can do and that they can achieve. >> and the great thing is you don't have to deal with meddling parents, right? >> what? >> well, when you are playing basketball my son is not getting enough playing time. >> doesn't your son play basketball? >> yes. that's what i'm talking about. >> i thought so. >> we will see you at 10 and 11. to help avoid dental problems i give patients act restoring mouthwash. act kills germs, restores minerals strengthens enamel. act restoring-- for strong teeth act now.
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